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May 9, 2010 - 2:07pm

Mervyn L. Greenaway

posted by Joshua Smith.

Mr. Mervyn L. Greenaway, 79, of Basom, retired diesel mechanic at Penn Diesel in Amherst, died Saturday, May 8, 2010 at the Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. Greenaway was born September 27, 1930 in Portadown, Craigadon, Northern Ireland, a son of the late Alfred and Elizabeth Lennox Greenaway.

A member of the Oakfield Community Bible Church, he was a member of the Alabama Firemen's Exempts, over a 50 year member of Masonic Lodge No. 336 in Medina, Operating Engineers Local No. 17, a current member of the Town of Alabama planning board and was an amateur radio operator WA2OIY. He enjoyed golfing, puttering in his garage working on cars and tractors. Following his retirement from Penn Diesel, he worked security of Batavia Downs.

He is predeceased by his first wife, Beverly J. Greenaway on September 9, 2003.

He is survived by his wife of five years, Mary Michalski Greenaway; his daughter,Sharon Lynne (Carl) Wolff of North Tonawanda; a step-son,   Douglas (Michelle) Michalski of Buffalo; two step-daughters,  Joanne (Greg) O'Brien of Hamburg and Karen (Mark) Swietlik of Lake Orion, Michigan; three grandchildren, Lori (Darren) Siegmann of Pendleton, Tracey (Keith) Gross of Chesterfield, South Carolina and Brian (Tammy) Wolff of North Tonawanda; five step-grandchildren, Lauren O'Brien,Christina O'Brien and  Gregory O'Brien, all of Hamburg and Sarah Swietlik and Ted Swietlik, both of Lake Orion, Michigan; four great-grandchildren, Shelby and Colby Siegmann and Dale and Matthew Wolff; three sisters, Isobel (Fred) Drummond of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Elizabeth (Dean) Griffith of Blasdell and Dorothy (Stephen) Sipe of Frisco, Texas; a sister-in-law, Nora Greenaway of Portadown, Craigadon, Northern Ireland;  many good friends including Al (Ginny) Kropf of Basom and several nieces and nephews.

He is the brother of the late Gerald Greenaway.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where members of the Alabama Fire Department will meet at 7 p.m. for services and members of the Medina Masonic Lodge No. 336 will meet at 6:45 p.m. for services. His funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Reed Cemetery, Oakfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alabama Fire Department, P.O. Box 798, Basom, New York 14013 or to Medina Masonic Lodge No. 336, P.O. Box 49, Medina, New York 14103.Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.

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